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Sep 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the white house will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's role in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> new today gays and lesbians can openly enlist and serve in the united states military for the first time in history. after months of preparations, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell took place overnight. the policy officially ended at 12:01 this morning. to celebrate, gay rights activists gathered in northwest washington for a new year's eve style countdown. meanwhile, one u.s. navy officer lieutenant gary ross celebrated by marrying his longtime partner in vermont at midnight. ross says he plans to have a full career in the military. >> it is now 6:07. 64 degrees. lab
KCSMMHZ
Sep 20, 2011 8:30am PDT
new york to attend the united nations general assembly and other events. lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties question officials from the financial services commission over the recent savings banks scandal on the second day of the annual audits of government ministries. a report says north korea has carried out cyber attacks on south korea's national health and welfare database system more than 40 times this year. that's nearly four times the figure in 2010. and standard and poor's cuts italy's long and short-term sovereign debt ratings by one notch citing the country's weakening growth prospects. hello and welcome. in seoul,... i'm eoh jin- joo. and i'm devin whiting. president lee myung-bak left for the united states on tuesday... to attend the un general assembly... as well as a high-level nuclear safety meeting in new york. on the sidelines of the meetings,... president lee will hold summit talks with other heads of state and make a stop in seattle before returning home on saturday. arirang's yoo ji-hae tells us more. president lee myung-bak left for new york
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
several key states. president obama is in new york city for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political chal friend the republican presidential front-runner. texas governor rick perry who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move. the if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided, and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
thes united nations. secretary of state hillary clinton met with the russian foreign minister yesterday on the sidelines of the general assembly but officials stay there was precious little agreement other than to keep talking. >>shepard: we reported that iranian president, ahmadinejad squad, will speak this week. what do we expect from him? >>jonathan: he arrived in new york and we heard today abc news reporting that he reiterated those two hikers will be released but in timeframe. and now, president ahmadinejad's speech will be interesting. he is involved in internal politics with the more hard-line elements, the clerics in we iran and he wanted to portray himself as perhaps the more moderate face of iran but he also has to talk to the conservative elements there and he faces re-election next year in the presidential election and he will come out swing dog some extent and you can expect the usual targets: west, the united states, and israel to be major factors in the speech on thursday. >>shepard: thank you, jonathan at the serious. and peace journalist is with us now. help us make sense of this. >>reporter: well, we have tyrant
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
, arrived in new york today to the united nations general assembly, and in an interview with abc news, he said the americans would be released "very soon." but we're told an ongoing political battle between ahmadinejad and the mullahs who run the place could be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call no
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
nations general assembly would be a foreign policy victory lap as a new libya is welcomed into the family of nations. >> after four decades of darkness, they can walk the streets free from a tyrant. >> reporter: presidential politics intervened. rick perry showed up in new york and used a pro-israel rally to attack the president. >> it's time to change our policy of appeasement toward the palestinians to strengthen our ties with the nation of israel. >> reporter: perry's comments flew in the face of the white house campaign to thwart palestinian efforts for statehood through a u.n. vote. >> we would veto any actions in the security council. >> reporter: white house aids are defending the president's hardline stance on reducing the deficit, openly acknowledging he's abandoning the grand bargain approach he took with speaker boehner. dan pfeiffer told the new york times, we were in a position of legislative compromise by necessity. what's really kept the west wing busy this week is a damaging narrative in "confidence men." an unflattering picture of the entire obama team in its first two ye
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:30am EDT
obama is in new york city today for the united nations general assembly following meetings with libya. the president will shift his focus to afghanistan scheduling a visit with afghan president ahmed karzai. he'll also be focusing on the palestinian question of statehood. the trip comes a day after unveiling his deficit reduction program. speaking in the white house rose garden, president obama got tough on his political opponents, threatening to veto any attempt to reduce the deficit using cuts alone. even before the president introduced the so-called buffett rule yesterday, several republicans were already complaining, calling it class warfare. president obama maintains, as he likes to say, he has a balanced approach. >> i reject the idea that asking a hedge fund manager to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or teacher is class warfare. either we gut education and medical research, or we have to reform the tax code so that the most profitable corporations have to give up tax loopholes that other companies don't get. we can't afford to do both. this is not class warfare. it's math. >
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just two days after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the president will focus on jobs in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push from palestinian leaders to gain recognition as a state. >>> it's back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners with a tax income of at least $350,000 annually. the new bracket will be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if the plan does pass, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>> also in today's meeting, at large council member vincent orange will propose a $45,000 hike in the council's salary. he's also proposing that council members giv
WETA
Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putti
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>> and new council member vincent orange will prop
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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CNN
Sep 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
coming up. >>> then, while president obama is in new york at the united nations general assembly meeting, then she overcame torture and cancer before becoming president of brazil. a look at her in today's "human factor." to the same challenges. but at prudential we're helping companies everywhere find new solutions to manage risk, capital and employee benefits, so american business can get on with business. ♪ >>> want to let you know what's happening right now. take a look at this live satellite picture here. thousands of people need to get out of the way of a typhoon that's about to hit japan. chad myers has been watching this thing swirling. he'll explain where this massive storm equal to a category 3 hurricane is aiming for hours from now. we'll get to chad momentarily. >>> first, james carville has a lot of advice for the president as of late. he's not at all shier about sharing it. the longtime democratic strategist and cnn distributor says president obama is showing a new aggressiveness. he says it's about time. james carville joins me live. james, you're pretty intense about thi
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor of this apartment comp
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
dealing with is it this week in new york, coshing the united nations general assembly meeting. tonight on special report, we will look at the serious complications of a potential bid for pal falstatehood. and we'll see how the president recognized the new leaders ever libya. republicans are taking full advantage of the president's quandary over the palestinians, seeking to paint him as giving in to israel's enemies. ahead of thursday's republican canned daylight debate in orlando, we will find out who issues of most of concern to floridians and what brit hume has to say about the president's call to have the rich pay more taxes, citing warren buffett. on the grapevine, you won't believe how much you paid for a government muffin. special report from washington, starting at 6:00 eastern. back to new york and my friends at "the five." >> you know what needs a bump is peter schiff? all right. welcome back to "the five." so there is a new hotline for illegal immigrants facing deportation. for reasons i don't understand, some people are upset about this. the call is a directory to l
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
york city tonight for a meeting of the united nations general assembly. manuel reports on the showdown that is brewing over palestinian state hood. >> the president will address the u.n. assembly here on friday and plans to submit a written request seeking official recognition. the u.s. is making it clear it will reject any vote for statehood and further negotiations are needed. >> it can be accomplished through actions of the united nations. it will have to be isrealis and palestinians sitting down and dealing with the hard issues that have divided them. >> proisrael demonstrators outside of the u.n. agree. >> it is in one place only. at a peace table. you sit down and negotiate. >> behind the scenes, the u.s. and other mediators are meeting to assert a showdown vote by proposing a solution that both palestine and israel could accept. the president says had will not vow to pressure to negotiate before he makes his plea to the world. manuel, cbs news at the u.n. >> and the white house says president obama has not ruled out meeting with president abas before that key vote on fr
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
meetings at the united nations general assembly in new york. gadhafi issued a radio message calling the rebel takeover aisha raid that will not last. also at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his campaign to gain full u.n. status for the palestinians. >>> a new book is rocking the white house by painting an unflattering picture of the president's leadership during the economic crisis. white house leaders accused "df kens men" author ron suskind of misquoting them. earlier on "today" suskind defends the passage that anita dunn called the white house a "genuinely hostile workplace to women" a quote she has since challenged. >> all of them said everything, we have extensive notes and tapes for this book, and the fact is, with anita dunn, as with most of the other subjects, they were told what would be said next to them, what they said in the book. with anita "the washington post" this morning confirms the quote. i had to do something that i've never been before but i said it's a special occasion which is i let "the washington post" listen to the tape. they
ABC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
obama is in new york for the opening of the united nations general assembly session. the president will join more than 100 world leaders. they will hold talks with a number of those leaders. the president hopes to point out progress made in libya, but that could be overshadowed by a showdown over palestinian statehood. debt for 17 years gay and lesbian americans have been prohibited from serving openly in the military. if that changed overnight as the department of defense officially brought an end to "don't ask, don't tell". rebecca cooper live in a satellite center with more on the new regulations. good morning. >> good morning. the military has spent months and many millions of dollars in training trips and top commanders . at the stroke of midnight this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" was officially over. for the past 18 years, a gay members of the military could only serve as long as they did not openly admit their orientation. prior to that, anyone found to be gay was discharged . president obama signed legislation doing away with "don't ask, don't tell" in december. >> we are no
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 2:00pm PDT
is here for the united nations general assembly, at the same time former president clinton is presiding over his clinton global initiative. this afternoon i sat down with the former president for a wide ranging interview. i asked about a controversial remark by one of his former top campaign advisers. you know, james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time, he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just, sees what's happening, that special election here in new york city. you see carville is right? >> no. i think the first -- it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did when we just announced the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and their pension funds and their allies are doing what the banking system should be doing, they're out there, they are funding major building retrofits and they're going to put thousands and thousands and thousands of people to work. tha
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
. >> well, all you have to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 2:00pm EDT
the united nations where leaders gathered for the opening session of the general assembly. president obama met with hamid karzai hours after the murder of afghanistan's former leader in a suicide bomb attack in the country. the president helped set up the afghan government and the killing will not deter the u.s. from helping the country's people live freely. >> for a day of continuity of efforts. >> they met with the koubl on a speech. they promised that the world will stand with them. as they reshape their country following the fall. the president also cautioned there were difficult days ahead and the embassy will open in tripoli. this week the american flag that was lowered before the embassy was attacked will be raised again. >> joining me now with foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. let's talk about what's happening in afghanistan. they will give perspective to the former leader of that country. >> they are investigating what happened. they are hearing for early reports and they could be wrong. the suicide bomber actually came for a meeting with former head of the tran
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
york for the united nations general assembly. i want to talk to you about president obama, because he's come to new york today. it's obviously a big day for him and the assembly. he's chosen today to announce his attack now on the financial crisis in america. which is to tax the rich in a much heavier way. what is your reaction to that as a world leader? >> as prime minister of norway, i fully understand it. compared to, perhaps norway, rich people pay much less taxes in the u.s. than in norway. >> what is the comparative taxation? >> in norway, the average tax on people earning more than 1 million will be around 50% or something. >> so significantly higher? >> yeah. >> so i understand that there has to be a balance. i think everyone understands there has to be a balance between income and expenditures. when you have a deficit, you need to reduce expenditures. at the same time, it may be a good idea to increase income. and those who have most, who most probably also contribute a bit more than they do today. >> how kenned are you about what's happening with the european union. look
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
afghanistan. meantime, what a pressure cooker at the u.n. today. the united nations general assembly is now in session with world leaders facing a showdown over palestinian statehood. palestinian president mahmoud abbas wants of the u.n. to vote on palestinian membership as early as this week. but the u.s. and israel are deeply opposed to the move. nbc's ron allen is live at the u.n. for us. ron, what's the president saying about this? >> reporter: well, the president, the secretary of state, the united states basically has been saying they will veto any move by the palestinians to get statehood before the security council. it's just a nonstarter. the u.s. position is that the road to peace goes through r ramallah, the palestinian capital and tel-aviv and israel. they have made it clear they will not support this. the united states also does not want to be left in the position of standing with israel, perhaps against much of the rest of the outside world, vetoing a measure that favors the palestinians, particularly in the context of the arab spring. so the u.s. is trying to jump-start negot
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
desk where all the stories come in, and no shortage of topics to be discussed. at the united nations in new york city there, of course, is libya, the palestinian statehood issue. president obama is set to address the u.n. general assembly tomorrow. also, this is the courthouse steps outside in connecticut, that terrible home invasion story where a mom and her two daughters were killed. this is the second trial. the husband who was able to survive and escape will take the stand, and we've got a live report coming up straight ahead. the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: as we just hit high noon on the east coast, we're glad you're with us, everybody. a war of words over taxes getting louder on capitol hill. can you hear it? we can sitting up here in new york. i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. strong new reaction from members of congress to the president's call for some steep tax hikes aimed mainly at the rich. jenna: a lot going on here. is it class warfare as some have suggested, or is it fair play at this time? mike emanuel's live on capitol hill with a closer look. hi, mike. >> reporter: hi, jenna. leading democrats say they welcome the president laying out his idea but recognize this is not a legisl
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
hollywood sign. martha: looming over this week's united nations general assembly. papalestinians wants the u.n. to recognize them as the state of palestine for all of the proceedings in the united nations. this has is trail outraged and put our president in a difficult position. the u.s. is expected to veto that if it does indeed make it to the security council. hillary clinton is work on the situation at the u.n. and trying to convince the palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. here is more from secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we continue to believe that our pressing the point that the only way to a solution which is what we support and want to see happen is through negotiations. no matter what does or doesn't happen this week, it will not produce the kind of outcome that everyone is hoping for. martha: dan gillerman is a former ambassador to the u.n. we laid out what's happening. what is your reaction to this? >> i think the secretary is right. the only way to have the palestinian state -- i say the for six years, i had the privilege of being israel's ambassador to th
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
nations general assembly is meeting this week in new york and with us now are two presidents attending the meetings. former colombian president arube vice chair of the u.n.'s gaza flotilla investigation commission. and the georgian president, friend of my parents, telling stories about my father. >> he's crazy, your father. >> totally. ten times more than her even. i was telling her, like two years ago we were in croatia know he was jumping from the top of the theater and in my bravest dreams i would never consider getting there. >> he's 80 something. >> he likes to swim. >> it's amazing. >> itas maizing. >> also joining the table nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >> thank you. >> we still have eugene robinson and mike murphy in washington with us. so that's great. >> so what do you expect to happen this week? is there going to be a lot of talk? you've obviously been conducting an investigation. you expect that to go under a lot of attention this week on the flotilla? >> of course. we worked for one year on this inq
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
abbas is not backing down on plans to make a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a tough one for president obama to deal with. he's already in new york. we'll be meeting with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the u.s. has vowed to veto that membership application when it comes up before the security council on friday, saying the only two-state solution for a secure israel and palestinian state is through peace talks, through negotiations, which have not worked so far. the president, of course, has been criticized for what some call tepid support of netanyahu of our israeli ally. abbas says he went to the united nations after 18 years of failed negotiations, it was a last resort, and his nation now no closer to statehood. secretary of state hillary clinton says there are intense negotiations going on. in fact, for months wit
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